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What is ‘Affirmative Action”in government policies?

Affirmative Action is defined as a policy initiative under which a company or any government organisation takes into account a person’s nationality, sex, religion and caste before extending employment or other educational opportunities. This helps the government to increase opportunities for underprivileged citizens. The primary aim is to encourage and raise the number of people […]

Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

On June 14, 2016, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has come up with a draft National Wind Solar Hybrid Policy.  The policy lays down the framework for promoting large grid connected wind-solar photovoltaic system. Objectives The policy has been launched to lay down a framework for optimal and efficient utilization of transmission […]

CMs Panel’s Recommendations on Centrally Sponsored Schemes

The chief minister’s sub-group on centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS) has recently recommended that the number of CSS should come down to 30 and flexi-funds can go up to 25 per cent, from the existing 10 per cent. Before going through the key recommendations of the panel let us analyze why centrally sponsored schemes have failed to […]

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 was launched by UPA government in 2013. The objective of this plan is to achieve national fuel security by promoting hybrid and electric vehicles in the country. Its objective is that 6-7 million of different types of electric and hybrid vehicles should be sold by 2020, which will […]

Automotive Mission Plan-II 2016-26

The Automotive Mission Plan-I 2006-16 sought to make India world’s destination choice for design and manufacture of automobiles and auto components. In September 2015, the Automotive Mission Plan-II 2016-26 (AMP 2016) has been released by the Government. This plan outlines the broad vision of Government of India and the automobile industry on where the industry […]

Government Policy in Food Processing Sector

Both central and central governments in India would like to see food processing sector to become powerhouse in the economy. Towards this, they have tried to put supporting framework. They major government schemes supporting this sector are discussed below: To check the waste of the harvest, there is a “Central sector scheme of Cold Chain, […]